Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction at Burnley FC



With yesterday’s huge win in the UEFA Champions League at Ajax, Chelsea has now won six straight since getting beat by Liverpool, and they have been very dominant in those wins. With a goal differential of 17-3 in those six, the Blues bring momentum and confidence to their next league fixture at Burnley on Saturday.

Michy Batshuayi and Christian Pulisic, two young and talented players who have been fighting for places in the side, combined to create the game’s only goal, and it’s pretty amazing when considering just 17 days ago we were writing articles like this, about how manager Frank Lampard said finding playing time would be a problem for the duo.

Pulisic had admitted to being frustrated with the situation, and the transfer rumors that were already beginning to circulate.

“I’ve tried to shut my ears to a lot of the outside talk … I understand his quality, his young age and the fact that it’s a big move for him,” Lampard said of the American.

“He wants to know what I want from him, what the Premier League is like and that’s not always an easy ride but we’ve stayed calm and kept looking at the big picture.”

Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction (4-3-3) vs Burnley

  Callum Hudson-Odoi      Tammy Abraham     Willian

  Mason Mount       Jorginho    Mateo Kovacic

  Marcos Alonso      Fikayo Tomori      Kurt Zouma      Cesar Azpilicueta 

Kepa Arrizabalaga


Chelsea FC at Burnley FC FYIs

Kickoff: Oct. 26, 5:30 pm Turf Moor

Team news for both sides: go to this link

Form Guide: Chelsea WWWLW  Burnley LWDWD

Referee: Michael Oliver

Google’s result probability: 55% Chelsea FC win, 24% Draw, 21% Burnley victory

Prediction: Chelsea FC 2, Burnley 0

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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  1. Chelsea will will 4 goals to 1

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